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Lavrov at the UN General Assembly joked about American visas Russian news EN

Foreign Minister Lavrov joked at the UN General Assembly that he had no problems with an American visa

Foreign Secretary Russia Sergei Lavrov joked about American visas. His words lead RIA News.

It is noted that the head of the department made the relevant comment during a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukri in the margins. UN General Assembly. To Lavrov’s question about when he arrived in New YorkForeign Minister Egypt replied that on Sunday. At the same time, Shukri added that he had no problems with a visa.

“Me too,” Lavrov joked in response.

Earlier it became known that a number of members of the Russian delegation to the UN General Assembly did not receive a visa USA. As the official explained Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharovawe are talking about one of the groups of delegates, the list of which is approved personally by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. “Out of ten members of the official delegation, two members were not issued a visa. This tactic has already become an unkind US tradition,” stated department representative. The representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs added that, for her part, Moscow already expressed its claims to Washington.

Lavrov arrived to New York to participate in the session of the UN General Assembly on September 21 at 21:20 local time (04:20 Moscow time).

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